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200 South Walnut
Wichita, Kansas 67213
Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita's history began in 1968, when ministers from various downtown churches gathered to discuss the needs of older people living in the downtown core area and to develop strategies to meet those needs. They opened the Senior Ac ... more
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Heiman said the fire originated from the breaker box in the Meals On Wheels kitchen.
Tuesday and Wednesday the program had to cancel meal deliveries because of dangerous conditions.
"For so many of our clients on Meals on Wheels, the volunteer is the only person they are going to see that day," said Heiman.
"So if we have to miss because of weather it could become a life threatening thing for most of these people.
It's not just a daily nutritious meal that they receive, it's also a safety check to make sure they're ok and everything's working.
Especially in this weather."
Meals on Wheels saw 71 volunteers Thursday, with at least 15 of those first timers.
Heiman said the staff there received 150-200 calls from the community to volunteer and are also completely booked for Friday as well.
of Wichita, which operates Meals on Wheels, wishes volunteers could claim 58.5 cents per mile."I know for a lot of our volunteers, retired or recently retired, they're kind of on a set budget themselves,"
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